on a winter’s overcast day
We, too, wait
wait for the birth of a child
wait in line at the supermarket
wait in traffic for the snarl to be unsnarled
wait for news from medical tests and specialists
wait for winter to become spring
wait for the next episode of our favourite tv show
wait for a reply to an email
wait for news of a political announcement
wait for the Season of Advent to become the Season of Christmas.
Imagine the stories these chairs could tell
about the people
who have sat in them over the years.
Imagine the stories that
can be told about all of the
waiting-times in our lives.
Many waiting-times are approached
with frustration, anger, fear.
But, what if we waited
… around us
… within us
… and beyond.